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Wind powerGreenpeace, Friends of the Earth and WWF have got together to create the Yes2Wind website to educate the public about why we need wind farms, and encourage them to support wind farm proposals locally.

Yes2Wind explains why we need wind power:

It’s clean. Wind power does not produce dangerous waste, nor does it contribute to global warming.
It’s abundant and reliable. The UK is the windiest country in Europe and the resource is much greater during the colder months of the year, when energy demand is at its highest. Wind power, in combination with a full range of renewable energy technologies, such as wave and solar, could meet all of our electricity needs. Technology is being developed to store wind power as hydrogen which can then be used to power fuel cells in power stations and in vehicles.
It’s affordable. The first offshore wind turbines in the UK are producing power more cheaply than our newest nuclear power station. The UK Government’s figures show that all wind power will be cheaper than nuclear power by 2020.
It works. Denmark already gets 20% of its electricity from wind power.
It creates jobs. The wind industry could bring thousands of new jobs to the UK, many of them using offshore engineering skills used by the declining oil and gas industry. If offshore wind were developed to supply just 10% of the UK’s electricity, then 36,000 jobs could be created.
It’s safe. Unlike nuclear power stations, wind turbines are unlikely terrorist targets.
It’s popular. Wind energy is one of the most popular energy technologies. Opinion surveys regularly show that just over eight out of ten people are in favour of wind energy, and less than one in ten (around 5%) are against it.

Find out if any wind farms are planned in your area with the Wind Farm Locator, and find out how you can support wind.

Related Links:

Embrace The Revolution
Centre for Alternative Technology
Catch The Wind

Say No To Nuclear!

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